Law Students React to Anthony Trial
The highly publicized Casey Anthony murder trial is in day two and the world is watching.
University of Florida law students are taking notes on the trial... but these notes are not for court records.
"It does seem silly, I mean all of a sudden it's drowning?" said Sal Picataggio, a UF Law Graduate who is preparing to take the state bar exam in July.
"I'm interested to see where the drowning, sexual abuse aspect, where that all comes into play," said Megan Policastro, a UF Grad also preparing for the bar.
Professor Jennifer Zedalis runs the trial practice program at UF, and says Anthony's defense team has a challenge ahead.
"If you actually lay out a case as the defense, in your opening statement, even though its not evidence, you run the risk of assuming a burden of proof, you run the risk the jurors are going to expect you to prove something," she said.
Zedalis is telling her students, in a criminal trial always start with the basics.
"The government has the burden of proof, the defense has no burden, the second thing will be, preparation is important, precision is important, the phraseology of your questions is very important," she said.
Casey Anthony is charged with first degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. If found guilty, she could face the death penalty.
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